This issue includes information on the new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant, the Japan Foundation's Institutional Project Support Program Grant, student accomplishments (including a Worlds Ahead graduate), Undergraduate/Graduate Student and Alumni News, as well as a spotlight on Dr. Amy Marshall and Dr. Hitomi Yoshio, and other faculty news.
The current issue of the Volume XIX (2015) is available as a PDF file.
Asian Studies Program receives the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant for Summer 2016
FIU Asian Studies received a NEH grant for a summer institute, titled "Tokyo: High City and Low City: A NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers." It is designed to lead participants in an in-depth humanistic exploration of the literary, religious, and philosophical movements that have visibly—and invisibly—contributed to the construction of modern Japan. Click here for more information.
The 12th Annual Florida Japan Summit will be taking place September 2, 2015. Click here for more details.
Congratulations to this year's Fu Foundation Award Recipients! For more information about the recipients and their research, please click here.
Study Abroad Programs are offered this Summer 2015 in China. Click here to learn about the Summer A 2015 program to Zhejiang Gongshang University in Hangzhou.
World acclaimed contemporary Chinese artist Xu Bing will open his exhibition Writing Between Heaven and Earth at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum on Saturday, February 21st. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Lidu Yi, Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture + The Arts. Click here to view the article.
Jennifer Garcia '09, MA '11 Alumni, was featured in the FIU Magazine published last month. The article is titled "Interest in Asian Studies at FIU explodes." Click here to read Jennifer's story!
Dr. Yoshio's article, "Performing the Woman Writer: Literature, Media, and Gender Politics in Tamura Toshiko's Akirame and 'Onna sakusha,'" was recently published in the journal Japanese Language and Literature.
Professor Marr, who has been conducting fieldwork as a Social Science Research Council/Center for Global Partnership Abe Fellow in Japan since May 2014, proposed to show the film "Right to Wynwood," in Kamagasaki, Osaka to stoke debate about art and gentrification in global cites.